Diverse Dealmakers’ Network

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DEI

sponsored by:

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Stradley Ronon

The Diverse DealMakers’ Network connects racially and ethnically diverse M&A professionals, including private equity investors, strategic buyers, PE-backed executives and company founders, investment bankers, lenders, accountants, attorneys and other transaction advisors, in a peer to peer environment to:

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  • Exchange opportunities to work together on deals,
  • Compare notes about our industry and deal opportunities,
  • Build new business relationships or strengthen existing ones at social and content events and,
  • Access in-person and virtual panels, special speakers, roundtables, and other content-rich events related to diversity and inclusion issues, career development, and other pertinent topics
  • Enjoy being part of a growing community of peers.

 

DEI NETWORK FALL DINNER SERIES

Join our Diverse Dealmakers' Network for a series of small group dinner discussions designed primarily to facilitate introductions, grow your deal network and exchange ideas. 

Each dinner is hosted by a member of our DEI Steering or Diverse DealMakers' Network committee giving you the opportunity to learn more about our efforts and share input on our initiative.

Date 

Discussion Topic 

Hosts

October 12
Estia, Philadelphia

 

Investing in Minority-led Funds and Businesses James Sanders, Univest Bank
October 14
333 Belrose, Wayne
State of the Deal Markets / Career Advancement 

Jonathan Chou, Eureka Equity Partners

Chris Vining, LBC Credit Partners

October 19
333 Belrose, Wayne
Open Discussion - Develop Your Deal Networking 

Satya Ponnuru, NewSpring Capital

Brandon Campbell, PwC

November 2
333 Belrose, Wayne
DEI Initiatives Discussion & Idea Sharing 

Deborah Hong, Stradley Ronon

Steve Higgins, Delancey Street

    Priority registration is given to ACG members to keep these dinners on a smaller scale.

    • Members: $75 
    • Non-Members: $125 (request invitation by emailing Stephanie McAlaine at smcalaine@acg.org)

    These dinners are open to racially and ethnically diverse M&A professionals, including private equity investors, strategic buyers, PE-backed executives and company founders, investment bankers, lenders, accountants, attorneys and other transaction advisors.

     

    Diverse DealMakers' Committee

    Jonathan Chou, Partner, Eureka Equity Partners, DEI Steering Liaison
    Brandon Campbell Jr, Managing Director, PwC
    Joan De La Paz Hellmer, Corporate Development Director, Affiliated Distributors
    James Sanders, Senior Vice President, Univest Bank
    Tammy Williams, President & CEO, Envision2BeWell
    Chris Vining, Associate, LBC Credit Partners
     

      WHO WILL YOU MEET?

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      The Diverse DealMakers Network is open to both members and non-members who are racially and ethnically diverse participants who source, transact, advise on and close M&A deals in the Greater Philadelphia region. Click here to view a list of some of our members.

      Become a member of the ACG community and save, while gaining access to dozens of local ACG programs, conferences, curated meet-ups, and industry focused events as well as access to member-only events like the Private Equity Wine Tasting, New Year of New Deals Celebration and our annual golf outing.  Membership affords you access and discounts to the national network of 57 chapters.

      JOIN TODAY!

       

      ABOUT THE DEI INITIATIVE:

      ACG Philadelphia launched a DEI Initiative in 2020 – led by members of our organization - to formulate a mission, objectives and goals for our community relating to diversity, equity and inclusion.

      OUR MISSION:

      ACG will be a community where racially and ethnically diverse dealmakers and M&A professionals have equitable access to grow their networks, source deals and build successful careers.

       

      PAST EVENTS INCLUDE:

       

      Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Steering Committee:

      Leo Helmers, Co-Founder, Mereo Capital Partners (co-chair)
      Steven Higgins, Managing Director, Delancey Street Partners, LLC (co-chair)
      Jonathan Chou, Partner, Eureka Equity Partners
      Kristy DelMuto, Vice President, Strategic Marketing, LLR Partners
      Deborah Hong, Partner, Stradley Ronon
      Satya Ponnuru, Partner, NewSpring Capital